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Hearts were warmed!

Scripture reading for October 29th: Luke 22-24

Luke told the story of the two disciples who were walking on the road to Emmaus on Sunday afternoon after the resurrection of Jesus Christ earlier that same day.  One was named Cleopas and the other disciple is not named.   These two disciples were walking along discussing the events of the Passover week that had just finished.  They were disciples of Jesus who were still reeling from their Master’s sudden crucifixion.  And now, that morning, the women came and told them that Jesus was risen!  (Luke 24:9-12)  Peter went and found only the grave clothes lying there by themselves.  All were perplexed and wondered what had happened.  As they were walking and talking, Jesus joined them on the road and walked with them.  They did not initially recognize Him, but He struck up a conversation.

They began to tell Him their experience of the past week as He asked them what had happened.  They told Him the whole story about the crucifixion of Jesus and the empty tomb.  Jesus then spoke clearly to them from the Law and the Prophets, showing them how the Messiah must suffer and die and enter His glory.  I imagine it was an interesting Bible Study on that road that day and the time passed quickly.  Suddenly, they were at their destination and they had hardly begun.  They invited Jesus to stay and eat with them.

As they sat at the table, Jesus took the bread, and gave thanks, and broke it to give to them.  As soon as He did this simple act of fellowship around the table, their eyes were opened and they beheld Him!  He then disappeared from their sight!  They recognized how their hearts had burned when Jesus had opened the Scriptures and talked with them.  (Luke 24:30-32)

This story is heart-warming for us even today!  What a gracious Savior we have who would care so dearly for His followers!  As we read the Scriptures, we now have the Holy Spirit living in us who will take these words and unveil them in our hearts!  (John 16:13-16)  He sets our hearts on fire for Him daily!  Each time we partake of the “Lord’s Supper”, we have Him revealed to us afresh and in a new way! (Luke 22:17-19)  We are so blessed to know Him and enjoy His heart-warming love!

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A “heart-warming” story!

Scripture reading for October 27th: Luke 22-24

Two disciples were walking on the road to Emmaus on the Sunday afternoon after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  One was named Cleopas and the other disciple is not named.  They were discussing the events of the Passover week that had just passed.  They were disciples of Jesus who were still reeling from their Master’s sudden crucifixion.  And that morning the women had come and told them that Jesus was risen!  (Luke 24:9-12)  Peter had found the grave clothes lying there by themselves with no sign of Jesus’ body.  All were perplexed and wondered what had happened to Him.  As they were walking and talking, Jesus joined them on the road and walked with them.  They did not initially recognize Him, but He struck up a conversation.

As Jesus asked them what they were discussing, they began to tell Him their experiences of the past week.  They told Him the whole story about the crucifixion of Jesus and the empty tomb.  Jesus then spoke clearly to them from the Law and the Prophets, showing them how the Messiah must suffer and die and enter His glory.  I’m sure it was an interesting Bible Study on that road that day and the time passed quickly.  Suddenly, they were at their destination and they had hardly begun.  They invited this Man to stay and eat with them.

As they sat at the table, Jesus took the bread, and gave thanks, and broke it to give to them.  During this simple act of fellowship around the table, their eyes were opened and they beheld Him!  He then disappeared from their sight!  They remembered how their hearts had burned when Jesus had opened the Scriptures and talked with them.  (Luke 24:30-32)  Jesus was walking with them and they had not known Him!

This story is heart-warming for us today!  What a gracious Savior who would care so dearly for His followers!   The Heavenly Father has given each of us the Holy Spirit to be with us daily on our walk.   (John 16:13-16)  He sets our hearts on fire for Him!  Each time we partake of the “Lord’s Supper”, we can have Him revealed to us as we give thanks, break the bread and drink the cup! (Luke 22:17-19)  We are so blessed to know Him and enjoy His heart-warming love!  One day we will see Him face to face!

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What Will Happen When the Tree Is Dry?

Scripture reading for October 29th: Luke 22-24

Today, we are going to look at a short passage that I have never heard preached on nor have I preached on it.  As Jesus was carrying His cross, He was followed by a large group of women who were weeping and mourning for Him.  “Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me; weep for yourselves and for your children.  For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’  Then “‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!'”  For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (Luke 23:28-31)

Simon of Cyrene had just picked  up Jesus’  cross as He had stumbled under the load.  His back was beaten and bloody, his brow was pierced by thorns and He was headed for Golgotha to be nailed to the cross.  The women who were wailing caught His attention.  He told them not to weep for Him!  Jesus was not thinking about Himself, but about Jerusalem and her inhabitants!  This is a touching thought that reveals His heart for the lost of His own people.

Jesus saw into the future, and spoke prophetically to those distraught women.  He spoke of a time in the future when greater distress would be upon their children.  The distress would be so great that women would be thankful to be barren so that their children would not have to experience it!  The distress would cause men to call for rocks and mountains to fall on them.  This distress was described by John:  “Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.  They called to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on  us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!  For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” (Revelation 6:15-17)   This will be the distress when the tree is dry!  Jesus was the green tree who was with them and they crucified Him!  May all take heed and be prepared!

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A “Heart-warming” Story!

Scripture reading for October 29th: Luke 22-24

Our theme for our church fellowship for 2009 is found in today’s reading in the last chapter of Luke’s Gospel.  It is the story of the two disciples who were walking on the road to Emmaus on Sunday afternoon after the resurrection of Jesus Christ earlier that same day.  One was named Cleopas and the other disciple is not named.  It is good for us to review this story and renew our commitment to find Jesus Christ in each passage of Scripture we read.  We should encounter Christ in every verse and chapter of His holy word!

These two disciples were walking along discussing the events of the Passover week that had just finished.  They were disciples of Jesus who were still reeling from their Master’s sudden crucifixion.  And now, that morning, the women came and told them that Jesus was risen!  (Luke 24:9-12)  Peter went and found only the grave clothes lying there by themselves.  All were perplexed and wondered what had happened.  As they were walking and talking, Jesus joined them on the road and walked with them.  They did not initially recognize Him, but He struck up a conversation.

They began to tell Him their experience of the past week as He asked them what had happened.  They told Him the whole story about the crucifixion of Jesus and the empty tomb.  Jesus then spoke clearly to them from the Law and the Prophets, showing them how the Messiah must suffer and die and enter His glory.  I imagine it was an interesting Bible Study on that road that day and the time passed quickly.  Suddenly, they were at their destination and they had hardly begun.  They invited Jesus to stay and eat with them.

As they sat at the table, Jesus took the bread, and gave thanks, and broke it to give to them.  As soon as He did this simple act of fellowship around the table, their eyes were opened and they beheld Him!  He then disappeared from their sight!  They recognized how their hearts had burned when Jesus had opened the Scriptures and talked with them.  (Luke 24:30-32)

This story is heart-warming for us even today!  What a gracious Savior we have who would care so dearly for His followers!  As we read the Scriptures, we now have the Holy Spirit living in us who will take these words and unveil them in our hearts!  (John 16:13-16)  He sets our hearts on fire for Him daily!  Each time we partake of the “Lord’s Supper”, we have Him revealed to us afresh and in a new way! (Luke 22:17-19)  We are so blessed to know Him and enjoy His heart-warming love!

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